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Solomon Islands votes to delay election despite opposition

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Lawmakers in the Solomon Islands voted Thursday to delay their nation's general election from next year until 2024. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the seven-month delay was necessary because the nation is hosting the Pacific Games next year. Opposition leader Matthew Wale told lawmakers the move would cost people their right to vote in 2023.
Published 5 months ago · Honiara, Solomon Islands

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